Ageless Four Freshmen, Cole Quartet head jazz fest
The Four Freshmen
and the Freddy Cole Quartet
headline the Honolulu International Jazz Festival Aug. 4 and 5 at the Hawaii Theatre. The Honolulu Jazz Quartet
, the a cappella Groove Society
and Cole's quartet will get things rolling at the rRed Elephant Aug. 3. Those holding tickets for the other jazz fest events will be admitted to the Elephant free. Call Abe Weinstein
at 941-9974 for more information. Cole is brother of the great Nat King Cole
, who performed at the old Lau Yee Chai in the 1950s. The original Four Freshmen also performed there in the '50s. The Chinese restaurant was a swinging place in those days with other top acts, such as the Delta Rhythm Boys
, booked there. The Richard Kauhi Quartet
also packed 'em in at Lau Yee Chai. Pianist Richard added his unique jazz touch to Hawaiian songs. He and his singer-musicians -- Sonny Kamaka, Johnny Costello
and Jimmy Kaku
-- sang beautiful harmony ...
Zyron Schoniwitz, former Honolulu Morton's assistant manager and now G.M. of the Singapore Morton's, is the steakhouse chain's manager of the year. Z was named at Morton's general managers' conference in Palm Beach. Zyron was called Z around town when he worked as a waiter and manager at several Honolulu restaurants. Z is a lot easier to handle and spell than Zyron or Schoniwitz. For winning the G.M. award, Z gets to drive a new BMW for two years, with Morton's paying the lease ...
Gina Schultz is welcomed home at Morton's party
is back in her Colony Surf digs after a lengthy stay in her Florida home. A combination welcome home and belated birthday dinner party was organized for her at Morton's earlier this month by Carol Brooks
Among those attending were: Ruth Ann Becker, Kristin Zambucka, Christy
and Warren Schofield, Don
and Kai Cowell, Allan Gifford, Uli Cutter, Will Henderson, Lisa Bos, Jeanne de Lamos, Don
and Hiroko Eovino
and Judith Liebert. SuAnn Bamer
flew in from Las Vegas and Patricia Zimmer
and Madeleine Canfill
came from California for the party ... The Halekulani's Tuesday barbecue that starts at 5 p.m. at the House Without a Key has been so successful that it is also now held on Thursdays as well ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at email@example.com